In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones

Today, The Atlantic’s most popular article is a feature by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones, which explores one important reason why whites perceive the issue of race in America so differently than blacks. According to Jones, many whites have difficulty understanding the problems faced by black Americans which led to the unrest in Ferguson Mo. simply because whites are socially isolated from African Americans and their experiences. Most whites are surrounded predominantly—if not exclusively—by other white friends and family.

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The Morning Buzz | “Moral Mondays” Expands to Twelve States

In today’s Buzz, the “Moral Mondays” movement expands beyond North Carolina into twelve states, Rick Perry turns himself in on two felony charges of abuse of power, the foreign press responds to Ferguson, a study finds that many marriages begin with ho… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

In today’s Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country’s least politically polarized stat… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are the 10 Commandments Coming to an Alabama Courthouse?

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor deploys the National Guard to Ferguson, an Alabama county commissioner wants the 10 Commandments in his courtroom, large numbers of military personnel seek charitable help getting food, the NRCC encourages GOP candi… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelicals Feel Estranged from the GOP

In today’s Buzz, evangelicals feel estranged from the Republican Party, a study finds that humans are to blame for two-thirds of the recent melting of the glaciers, scientists experiment with new ways to protect women from HIV, many call for the demili… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

In today’s Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the tem… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Who Gets to Use Facebook Data?

In today’s Buzz, more babies are being born to unwed cohabiting couples, OKCupid remains unapologetic for experimenting on its customers, scholars are thrilled by Facebook’s data but still have some ethical qualms, immigrant children appear in a Manhat… [Read more...]

PRRI Talks with David Gushee about His ABP Series on Christianity and LGBT Issues

PRRI sat down with Dr. David Gushee, the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, to discuss the his series in ABP on Christianity and LGBT issues, and how it fits into the broader scope of his work.

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The Morning Buzz | Are the Culture Wars Moving South?

In today’s Buzz, St. Louis erupts into riots, a leaked Senate campaign memo reveals our worst fears about politics, restaurant workers struggle for tips, the culture wars move into Latin America, and a HIV-positive college student writes about the stig… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Marijuana Sales Boom in Washington and Colorado

In today’s Buzz, a debate over family leave policies, legal marijuana booms in Washington and Colorado, the federal government stands in the way of medical marijuana research, a tech entrepreneur wants to revive the house call, and a map shows that Ame… [Read more...]


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